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Nov 21, 2012 10:00am EST
to unicef to provide education and trauma support for children and water and sanitation services. in cairo last week i called on other countries to increase their contribution to the relief effort which the u.n. has described as critically underfund. however, what is urgently needed is a political transition to new and legitimate leadership that reflects the will of the syrian people and that can end the violence and begin to rebuild the country is regional and international support. on the 13th of november, there was a major breakthrough in doha with the establishment of syrian and opposition forces which has been welcomed by many syrians. last friday i met the president and two of the vice presidents of the national coalition on their first visit to europe. i sought assurances from them in three areas. first, i urged them to commit themselves to gone -- build their political structures. second, i encouraged them to use the next friends of syria meeting -- which we hope will be held in morocco next month -- to set out a plan for syria's future in detail. >> and third, a clear commitment t
Nov 20, 2012 1:00pm EST
, very long time. we have had since 1979 the pteron -- tehran model, and now you have in cairo that has hybrid model. i share your insights in governments and how is -- share your insights in governments and how that is going to play out? >> i think we have to be aware there is a trend in place here that to me is problematic. and that is between 1970 and now, the trend was toward state stabilization. even though it was a false promise of stability under authoritarian. in lebanon, it has been the other way for some time. in iraq, sure. libya, syria. the question becomes, can you have effective governance without a state? this is a hugely important problem. the kingdom's do not face it yet. or may not. i do not know. egypt, tunisia. this is one element of effective governance. you need a cohesive, coherent states. marwan? >> i think it was an extremely important question. i think social networks of grown with almost every government in the region. the state provides favors to players, a small or big. it is not a productive form of, you know, production. it is not merit-based. it is loyalt
Nov 20, 2012 5:00pm EST
. whether you are in baltimore, brazil, cairo, there are young men and women with the desire and potential to build a bright future, to work on business and social innovations that can unleash new ways of opportunity and economic growth. for this generation, the internet is the primary platform for innovation, where their future is being invented. my experience is that we are at a crossroads and the threats are real. nothing i have seen has shaken my optimism. working hard and working to gather, i am convinced we can -- to gather, i am convinced we can -- together, i am convinced we can work towards prosperity and peace. thank you. [applause] >> terrific. i want to thank you on behalf of my company. a couple of quick questions. you talked about the arab spring. alls look to the challenges this innovation potentially faces the united states with. speed. things move very fast. maybe professional is a while the opportunity was there, i saw the impact of telecom communication and a vibrant sector that is now 40% of gdp. a story was read last week about a syrian government that left the interne
Nov 16, 2012 9:00am EST
that the attack began spontaneously following protests earlier that day at our embassy at cairo. we provided. the wee is the intelligence director. we use that information to discuss it intelligently. we continue to emphasize that the information gathered was preliminary and evil thing." end quote. i then asked ambassador patrick kennedy of the state department, who testified at the hearing, whether he had any reason to doubt that ambassador rice had relied on the information from the national intelligence director. he replied, "know, and misses morton. when i came up to give a briefing earlier this week, both of us were relying on the same information. if i or any other senior administration official, career or non-career, would have been on that television show other than susan rice, we would have said the same thing because we were drawing on the same intelligence information that was then available to us. this has been, as you all know, an evolving situation. what we knew that first week and that first weekend had evolved over time. we know much more now than we knew then. we have no rep
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